Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Getting clear(er) skin with Cellnique – Part 1…

LOL…got your attention with the title? It’s simply because I don’t have clear skin to begin with, particularly around the time lovely Aunt Flo decides to pay a visit. I’m one of those that may as well have a huge sign that says “I’m having my period!” thanks to the lovely hormonal zits that crop up on my chin every month – yet another price for being a woman. Lovely.

Ah well, I’m getting ahead of myself. Late last year I was sent two products by the people at Cellnique to try, and since they were meant to have been formulated to deal with oily skin I decided to try them out to see if they could help. The two products that I was sent were the Advanced Bio Renewal Masque (mask) and Skin Action Sebum Gel (serum). This post will cover the mask first.

Cellnique Advanced Bio Renewal Masque

Cellnique Advanced Bio Renewal Masque is formulated with Bio-captured Fresh Fruit Enzymes and Acids complex to effectively exfoliate dead cells, optimize cellular renewal performance and cleanse pores deeply to reveal softer, fresher and healthier skin.

The Verdict:
The first thing I noticed about this when I opened it up was the tamper-proof sticker which is a good touch. However, the inside of the pot had only a tab seal which I found to be a rather messy process to open and close. It also doesn’t come with any spatula or way to take out the product which isn’t quite hygienic, but I wasn’t too fussed since I already had one that I use regularly for this purpose.

Those gripes aside though, I had a pretty good experience with it – the smell is AMAZING! Its pineapple scent made me dream of the beach…pina coladas, anyone? :D The instructions said to apply a thick layer of the mask after cleansing and leave for 10 minutes before wetting the face and scrubbing gently. The reason for this is because the mask actually feels a little grainy in texture and does double duty to scrub off all the dead bits of skin.

LOL! I decided to do a “Jenn” and post my masked mug here… :D They warned that a mild stinging and warm sensation may occur on the cheek area when using this, but I hardly noticed it.

The results after 10 minutes? Hmm…I think you can tell from the pictures above taken of my left cheek. I was pretty pleased with the results, and despite the thought that applying the mask would bring all the deep-set pimples to the surface, I’m happy to report I didn’t have any untoward reactions afterwards.

Better yet, I used this once a week and together with the Skin Action Sebum Gel, actually managed to stave off the telltale zits on my chin for two months in a row (November and December) which is really something considering I was under some massive stress which usually brings the not-so-lovely whitehead volcanoes rushing to the surface.

The Cellnique Advanced Bio Renewal Masque retails at RM159 for a 50g pot which puts it on the pricey side, but by my estimates a pot will last you half a year if used weekly so that’s not too bad. As long as it keeps giving me the results, I’m game to continue using it. :)

You can also read what the other ladies had to say about this product:

Coming up in Part 2: Skin Action Sebum Gel!

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At 5:09 pm, January 05, 2010 , Blogger Connie De Alwis said...

huhu everyone's cellnique products working except for mine :( I think Cellnique makes better white/blackhead battling products

At 11:09 am, January 15, 2010 , Blogger beetrice said...

connie: so far I've liked what I tried. maybe it just wasn't right for your skin type? :)


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